Dr. Angelika Montalbano is a licensed psychologist providing therapy and assessment of children, adolescents, and adults. She obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Chestnut Hill College in 2012. Prior to the pursuit of her doctoral degree, Dr. Montalbano obtained her master’s degree in social work from Columbia University in 1999. During this time, she worked for several years in a New Jersey hospital setting on the inpatient child psychiatric crisis unit. Here, she worked as a part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, assisting children and their families with coping during this difficult time. During her tenure there, she went on to be part of the hospital’s first Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for both children and adolescents. After moving to the Philadelphia area to pursue her doctoral degree, she began work at a nationally recognized children’s hospital in Philadelphia as the coordinator on a large research grant to assess the impact of parental depression on children, providing administrative oversight, as well as providing structured evaluations to the parents and children involved in the project. Dr. Montalbano’s predoctoral internship included therapeutic work and outreach with young adults in a college counseling setting, while her postdoctoral work involved work in an outpatient mental health setting providing therapy and assessments to children through adults.
As a therapist, Dr. Montalbano enjoys working with all stages of development, ranging from childhood through adulthood. She has specific clinical interest in working with individuals experiencing life transitions, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and grief. She received clinical training in psychodymanic, and system therapies, and continues to pursue continuing education opportunities in cognitive behavioral treatments. Dr. Montalbano aims to walk alongside clients as they work to see their problem in a new light, thus enabling them to harness the power to create change.